The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 31 Aug 1898

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The schooner Two Brothers will clear for Oswego this evening.

The schooner Eliza Fisher, light, came up from Gananoque yesterday afternoon.

The tug Active cleared for Sodus Point last evening with two barges to load coal.

The steamer King Ben arrived from Montreal last night with a cargo of general merchandise.

The tugs Active and Thomson arrived in port last night with eight light barges from Montreal.

The schooner Wave Crest left Davis' dry dock this morning after receiving general repairs.

The schooner Acacia is discharging a portion of her cargo of coal at the Grove Inn dock, and will clear for Oswego tonight.

The steamer Ketcham, from Chicago, dropped her consort Owen at the M.T. company's elevator this morning. She has a cargo of 5,000 bushels of flax seed.

Arrivals at Swift's wharf: steamer James Swift from Ottawa; steamer Bohemian, Toronto; steamer Hamilton, from Hamilton; steamer Arundell, from Charlotte; steamer Corsican, Montreal; schooner Fleetwing, Big Sodus, with coal.

The Ottawa Tribune points out the need of buoying the river channels and the regulations governing pilotage. The cruise between Ottawa and Kingston is a favorite one, especially with United States visitors, and might be made more so if security were assured regarding the channel of the Rideau. There are numerous reaches of this lovely river totally neglected by the department of marine and fisheries.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Colborne, Aug. 30th - Down: steamer Monteagle, Chicago to Prescott, corn; steamer James, Chicago to Ogdensburg, general cargo; steamer Resolute, Manitoulin Island to Deseronto, lumber and ties; steamer Bannockburn, Toledo to Kingston, corn.

Port Dalhousie, Aug. 30th - Down: schooner S.H. Dunn, Toledo to Kingston, timber; steamer C.F. Curtis, Byng Inlet to Oswego, lumber; steamer Monteagle, Chicago to Prescott, corn; steamer W.P. Ketcham, Chicago to Kingston, corn; barge G.B. Owen, Chicago to Kingston, flax seed.

Edward Morris Drowned - crossing on cable ferry to Walsh's wharf on Howe Island to get tools; carpentry work is done on Nichol's mansion.

p.6 It Was the Maine - This morning the steamer Pierrepont was seen towing a peculiar looking craft towards Portsmouth, and many eyes were turned upon the strange sight. The craft in tow was of warship construction, showing the yawning gun holes, and some suggested that it was a discarded Spanish gunboat. Their curiosity was relieved when it became known that it was the miniature Maine, which will be blown up at Lake Ontario Park this evening.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 31 Aug 1898